Inclusive growth, SME focus at Sri Lanka economic summit by Ceylon Chamber


ECONMYNEXT – How to ensure growth is sustainable and inclusive and the role of small businesses will be a key focus area at the annual ‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit’ organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce this month.

This will be the theme of the third session of the forum, scheduled for 17th and 18th September, on ‘Connecting the Dots in Sri Lanka’s Economic Development Journey’, a statement said.

“In July 2019, Sri Lanka climbed up on the GNI per capita indicator formulated each year by the World Bank to become an Upper-Middle Income country,” it said.

“While this is a reflection of the development seen over the last decade, the country will have to avoid getting stagnant in the middle-income trap.”

The third session will look at several cross-cutting initiatives that will help propel the country’s overall socio-economic development.

Indrajith Coomaraswamy, Governor, Central Bank, will be the keynote speaker for the event.

Panelists at the session are Ashok Pathirage, Chairman, Softlogic Holdings PLC; Heminda Jayaweera, COO, Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology; Saliya Wickramasuriya, Independent Energy Expert; Arjuna Herath – Senior Partner, Ernst & Young, and Liang Thow Ming, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, CHEC Port City Colombo.

Shamindra Kulamannage, Editor-in-Chief, Echelon Magazine, will moderate the panel.
(COLOMBO, 03 September, 2019)